Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Webinar: Next Generation 9-1-1

Well, I'm in hot water with lots of folks because the last webinar I offered here quickly exceeded the event's technical capacity. Not to fear, I've been doing some arm twisting and have been promised a version on You Tube in the not so distant future. And with that being said, here comes another online opportunity on a very timely subject: Next Generation 9-1-1.

  • Background: The “State of 911” webinars are held every other month and were established to help the national transition to NG9-1-1. Federal agency representatives, 9-1-1 stakeholders, and state and local 9-1-1 professionals share presentations and participate in discussions to smooth the way for agencies currently in transition.
  • Up Next: Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) and the Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Groups (RECCWGs)
  • When: Thursday, March 27
  • Time: 11-12 PM Central
  • Registration: Required

Additional details and registration are available at the link below:

Comment: With nearly 40% of American homes now relying on something other than hard wired phones, Next Generation 9-1-1 will be key to solving the "where to send a response" issue in the years ahead. For more on this thought, find below a recent article reviewing the various issues:

(New York Times, January 17, 2014)

1 comment:

  1. Of course the answer is US National Grid. Start with 100 meter squares and work in to 10 meter squares. Any Lat/Long display solution is a loser.